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Latest Football News concerning the Super Eagles and West African giantn Football team Camp reveals “Chukwueze shaping up to Nigerian’s next most marketable and expensive footballer”
On a night when the West African giant triumphed against South Africa to reach the semi-finals of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
The most impressive star on the pitch was 20-year-old Samuel Chukwueze, who is shaping up to become Nigerian’s next big star on the football pitch and in the marketplace.
The former U17 World Cup winner became the youngest goalscorer at the AFCON when he opened the account for the Super Eagles in the 27th minute after pouncing on a cutback from Alex Iwobi (The Arsenal midfielder) before defender William Ekong wrapped it up late in the 89th minute to give the Super Eagles a 2-1 win.
Having arrived at the AFCON tournament as one of the most discussed young players, Chukwueze finally hit that promised spot with an impressive Man-of-the-Match performance against South African team (Bafana Bafana) in front of 45,000 fans in Cairo on Wednesday night.
He registered four successful dribbles in the game where South Africa’s entire team’s total dribble was six even though reports claimed they dominated possession by 62 per cent. (Not believable though)
Samuel Chukwueze completed more take-ons (4) than the entire West African giant team combined in their win #AFCON2019 quarter-final win against South Africa.
Dont Forget, Remember the name. pic.twitter.com/LlVQ6PE5zz
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) July 11, 2019
The Villarreal star was recognizes the gong for his top performance at the end of the game and he was made available to one of his first major interviews with CAF TV.
#TotalAFCON2019SAMUEL CHUKWUEZE has been selected as the Total Man of the Match, well done!#NGARSA #FootballTogether pic.twitter.com/s5HdRfm5zS
— CAF (@CAF_Online) July 10, 2019
Though the young Nigerian talent appeared Shy, yet able to dig his points across,
He doesn’t yet have the self-assuredness of Alex Iwobi, the team’s top paid currently, but his on-field display could made him incomparable to anyone and way past his compatriot in the nearest future.
The international retirement of Chelsea loanee and Ex-Super Eagles forward Victor Moses, who has been Nigerians most marketable player, has paves way and is opening up for others players like Chukwueze, Simon and host of Nigeria talents yet to be revealed.
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